Hatfield Forest

Hatfield Forest

What's on

The Kings Driscolls band playing live at Woodfest in Hatfield Forest


Join us for WoodFest in September and experience Hatfield Forest as it comes alive with music, crafts and much, much more...

Upcoming events

Forest History Walk

Thu 28 Sep 2017
Join one of our knowledgeable walk leaders for an hours walk through Hatfield Forest. Discover its Georgian heart and medieval beginnings. . .

Deer Rut Walk for Adults 2017

Wed 25 Oct 2017
Join us for a glimpse into the secretive world of fallow deer and perhaps catch a glace of the rut in action.

Deer Rut Walk for Families 2017

Wed 25 Oct 2017
Catch a fascinating glimpse of the secret world of fallow deer.

Night Hike

Tue 31 Oct 2017
Join us for a nature walk at night.

Father Christmas & Festive Fun

Wed 06 Dec 2017
Meet Father Christmas and his helpers at Hatfield Forest
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Our work

Tree growing in open parkland in May at Hatfield Forest

Creating a living laboratory at Hatfield Forest 

Find out how we're working with world-leading tree and soil experts to create a living laboratory in Hatfield Forest.

A muddy coppice footpath

Hatfield Forest - Every Step Counts 

Wet weather presents a particular challenge at Hatfield Forest. The ground becomes very easily waterlogged and the paths very muddy, especially in the coppices. The drier weather is helping with our car parking capacity, but we may need to close the grass car parks if we have a prolonged bout of rain. This means our ability to cope with lots of people is varied, so we ask you to bear with us, especially on fine weekends and holiday periods.

A tree trunk snapped near the base

High winds in the forest 

When there's a storm a-brewing, we need to close the forest.

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Tree growing in open parkland in May at Hatfield Forest, Essex.

Professional Courses at Hatfield Forest 

Our team manages a variety of veteran trees and the wildlife the habitat supports. Learn what they know by taking part in one of our professional courses.